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The Museum holds a small but important collection of kauri built sailing vessels, and model boats. The jewel in the collection is Tara, the last sailing dingy designed and built by Arch Logan (1865-1940).  


Logan is widely considered to be the pre-eminent yacht designer of the southern hemisphere. A fine example of the master designer and builder’s work Tara’s kauri planking is still as good as the day it was built (c1938).

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